Training Courses

Advanced Internet Investigations

Who is this training for?

This course is aimed at staff requiring knowledge of using advanced online searching techniques, which focus on searching for people, objects, locations and events. This is suitable for the novice or an ideal refresher for the current online investigator. Perfect for MLROs, HR staff, compliance and risk teams in both the private and public sector.

What do the modules involve?

  • Refresh of basic use of search engines online
  • Advanced search techniques using Google
  • Review and demonstration of other search engines for online investigation

Course Cost

£90 (+VAT) per module

A Certificate of Attendance will be issued to every delegate.

Dates & Times

We typically run this course once a month but we can also deliver this course on a day and time which works best for your business.


This is an online course

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The modules

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand how search engines work and how to utilise them more effectively.
  • Understand how to construct efficient and focused searches using advanced search techniques to identify people, objects, locations and events relevant to investigations.
  • Have an awareness of the differences between popular search engines.
  • Be able to recognise the advantages and disadvantages of using meta search engines and other utilities.
  • Understand how foreign language search engines can be utilised to identify information globally for investigations.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand how to search for and examine digital images effectively online.
  • Understand how to search for and examine digital video effectively online.
  • Understand how to search for and examine documents effectively online.
  • Have an awareness of verification methods for pictures, video and documents.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand how to check security and verify a website.
  • Have an understanding of methods to identify a website owner.
  • Be able to examine historic website material and hidden data.
  • Learn how to record website material and monitor websites.
  • Review of useful websites for online investigations.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand how to build an investigation profile for social media use.
  • Understand how to locate social media accounts of your subject.
  • Have an awareness of current social media sites.
  • Understand how to obtain actionable intelligence from the main social media platforms.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand what the Dark Web is.
  • Understand the reasons why you might go there for investigation purposes.
  • Understand how to access the Dark Web in a safe manner.
  • Have an awareness of how to find websites on the Dark Web.
  • Understand how to record material on the Dark Web.

Our Trainer

Tony Bennett

Tony has over 26 years of experience in a National Police Force including working on major incidents and has worked in a wide range of roles from Uniform Constable, Detective, High Tech Crime Manager/Investigator and Intelligence Operative. He holds a Master’s Degree in computer Forensics and has been an independent trainer for over 5 years.
Tony specialises in planning and teaching technical subject matter and presenting this information in plain, understandable language to a wide range of audiences. A subject matter expert in Intelligence Gathering, Online Internet Intelligence and Evidence Gathering (OSINT), the Internet, Cyber-crime, Digital Forensics (Computers & Mobile Phones) and Investigation Skills.
Tony has delivered training to a wide variety of clients including law enforcement, the military, large and small businesses in the United Kingdom, Isle of Man, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Australia and Vietnam.
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